Antibiotics For Livestock

Antibiotics For Livestock

October 21, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFDTV) During RFD-TV’s RURAL TOWN HALL, Americans had an opportunity to ask Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack questions.  Kay Johnson Smith, President of Animal Agriculture Alliance, brought up the concerns over antibiotics in livestock. 

“One issue of great concern for our members is the use of antibiotics in livestock production, and despite the benefits to both ensuring healthy animals and a safe food supply, opponents express concern about the possible unintended consequences to human health,” said Smith. “The FDA and Animal Ag are both taking action already to address these concerns, but some say it’s not enough and especially given the recent legislation passed in California. So what are your thoughts?”

“The Department of Agriculture is an integral part of a task force that the President established by executive order,” said Vilsack, “to take a look at this issue of antimicrobial resistance and figure out the best strategies. We’ve been working with the FDA, the Food and Drug Administration, to educate producers about the appropriate use of antibiotics.”

Watch Vilsack’s complete answer in the video above and see how he addresses other issues on RURAL TOWN HALL

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